Social and Human Sciences at COP22

When, local time: 
Friday, 11 November 2016 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 
Morocco, Marrakech
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Pedro Monreal Gonzalez, pm.monreal-gonzalez@unesco.org

UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Programme will organize a day of panel discussions in the context of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), taking place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016. The panel discussions will take place throughout the day on 11 November 2016 in the UNESCO Pavilion.

Key topics within social and human sciences as they relate to climate change will be tackled. These include
* growing inequalities,
* the co-production of knowledge for social transformation,
* ethical principles,
* philosophical perspectives, and
* cities and migration.

The five panel discussions will be organized in the following order

9:00-10:30 - Presentation of the World Social Science Report 2016
11:00-12:30 - Co-producing knowledge for climate action through UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
13:00-14:30 - Toward a global declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change
15:00-15:20 - Signature of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) of Morocco and the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb
15:20-16:30 - Understanding Climate Change from a Philosophical Point of View
17:00-18:30 - Resilient cities, climate change and migration

The five panel discussions will be comprised of UNESCO representatives, and international and local experts from partner organizations. Each panel discussion will take place for an hour and a half throughout the day, starting at 9:00 and ending at 18:30.